Staff from Karen Lumley, MP for Redditch's office, have been busy organising a second Pensioners' Advice & Information Fair, set for this Friday (17 March) from 10am-12pm at the Mettis Social Club in Cherry Tree Walk, Batchley.
A similar one held at the Rocklands Social Club, Headless Cross on 3 March was a great success, introducing support, voluntary and other relevant services and organisations to those of pensionable age.
Over 20 organisations are taking part as follows:
Act on Energy, Age UK, Hereford & Worcester Fire and Rescue Service, The National Trust, West Mercia Police, Home Instead, Carers Careline, Redditch Association for the Blind, Healthwatch Worcestershire, Care & Repair Worcestershire, Redditch Borough Council Health Improvement, Severn Trent Water, Trading Standards, Onside Independent Advocacy, Bromsgrove & Redditch Network, British Red Cross, Independent Age, Contact the Elderly and Helping Hands.
Karen said: "The idea is to bring together, under one roof, a mix of statutory, voluntary and activity-based bodies who can showcase their services, and to bring them to residents in their own communities.
"At the first Pensioners' Fair people mentioned that they were amazed at how many organisations there were out there that they simply weren't aware of."
Karen was unable to attend the Pensioners' Fair in Headless Cross due to illness, but is hoping to be able to pop into this one.
Admission is free and refreshments will be provided as well.
Statement on Westminster attack
Following the attack on police and members of the public in central London yesterday (Wednesday, 22 March 2017), Karen Lumley, MP for Redditch County commented as follows:
"Yesterday was a very sad day for the people of our country, particularly in London, and my first thoughts are with those who were killed or injured and their families.
"Westminster is the seat of one of the oldest and most respected Governments in the world, and upholds values of free speech, liberty, human rights, and the rule of law – values shared by free people around the world. Amongst the bloodshed of yesterday, we must never waiver from our resolve to beat the terrorists.
"I, along with many MPs, actually knew PC Keith Palmer, the policeman who died, because he was often the first friendly face we would see when entering the Parliamentary estate. I often shared a morning joke with him. My deepest sympathies lie with his family and those of others killed or injured."
Karen was not in Parliament yesterday as she is currently still at home in Redditch recovering from her illness.
Get in touch with Karen's office if you'd like to meet with her. Due to high demand surgeries are by appointment only to make sure there is time to give every case the attention needed.
See her upcoming surgery dates here.